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The Role of Social Media in New Caledonia’s Referendums on Self-determination

Maclellan, Nic


The French Pacific collectivity of New Caledonia has held two referendums on its political status under the 1998 Noumea Accord, on 4 November 2018 and 4 October 2020. Both referendums saw a majority of registered voters decide against independence, to remain within the French Republic. But the narrow margin of 57% ‘No’ to 43% ‘Yes’ in 2018, and a closer result 53% to 47% in 2020, suggests the territory will move to the third and final vote by 2022, as proposed under the agreement. Although...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2020
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Department of Pacific Affairs in brief series
DOI: 10.25911/0439-Q305
Access Rights: Open Access


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